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This article is about the Sith title "Darth". You may be looking for other similar Sith titles such as "Dark Lord of the Sith" and "Sith Lord".
"Henceforth, you shall be known as Darth… Vader."
―Darth Sidious, upon making Anakin Skywalker his new apprentice[src]

Darth was a title given to the Sith Lords of the Sith Order, which preceded a moniker different from the birth name. It roughly translated to "Dark Lord."[14] The Sith names of Sheev Palpatine, Count Dooku, and Anakin Skywalker were Darth Sidious, Darth Tyranus, and Darth Vader, respectively.[15]

HistoryEdit

Era of the SithEdit

During a time when the Sith were plentiful and powerful, a male Sith Lord, Darth Atrius, was a bearer of the Darth title.[4]

A former member of the Jedi Order, Radaki became part of what was later known as the Lost Twenty and was seduced by the dark side of the Force as a result of his belief that the Jedi should retain their family ties and wealth. Having forsaken his allegiance to the Order, he adopted the name of Darth Krall and became a powerful Sith Lord.[6]

The Phantom MenaceEdit

Years after the full-scale Jedi-Sith War, when Sith Lords were destroyed by the Jedi, Darth Bane—the sole Sith Lord survivor—established the Rule of Two and restored the title.[16] In at least two cases (those of Count Dooku and Anakin Skywalker), the Darth title and the accompanying moniker were bestowed onto the Sith apprentice by the Master.[9][15]

Imperial EraEdit

The Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi used "Darth" as a form of address when talking to Darth Vader[12] in 0 BBY[17] during the Rescue of Princess Leia.[12]

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